1 Samuel 24:19
New International Version
When a man finds his enemy, does he let him get away unharmed? May the LORD reward you well for the way you treated me today.

New Living Translation
Who else would let his enemy get away when he had him in his power? May the LORD reward you well for the kindness you have shown me today.

English Standard Version
For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away safe? So may the LORD reward you with good for what you have done to me this day.

Berean Study Bible
When a man finds his enemy, does he let him go away unharmed? May the LORD reward you with good for what you have done for me this day.

King James Bible
For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.

New King James Version
For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him get away safely? Therefore may the LORD reward you with good for what you have done to me this day.

New American Standard Bible
Though if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away unharmed? May the LORD therefore reward you with good in return for what you have done to me this day.

NASB 1995
"For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away safely? May the LORD therefore reward you with good in return for what you have done to me this day.

NASB 1977
“For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away safely? May the LORD therefore reward you with good in return for what you have done to me this day.

Amplified Bible
For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away unharmed? So may the LORD reward you with good in return for what you have done for me this day.

Christian Standard Bible
When a man finds his enemy, does he let him go unharmed? May the LORD repay you with good for what you’ve done for me today.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a man finds his enemy, does he let him go unharmed? May the LORD repay you with good for what you've done for me today.

American Standard Version
For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore Jehovah reward thee good for that which thou hast done unto me this day.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when a man finds his enemy and he sends him away on a good road, LORD JEHOVAH will reward him with good! LORD JEHOVAH will reward you in exchange for the good that you have done for me today!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if any one should find his enemy in distress, and should send him forth in a good way, then the Lord will reward him good, as thou has done this day.

Contemporary English Version
If you really were my enemy, you wouldn't have let me leave here alive. I pray that the LORD will give you a big reward for what you did today.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For who when he hath found his enemy, will let him go well away? But the Lord reward thee for this good turn, for what thou hast done to me this day.

English Revised Version
For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.

Good News Translation
How often does someone catch an enemy and then let him get away unharmed? The LORD bless you for what you have done to me today!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When a person finds an enemy, does he send him away unharmed? The LORD will repay you completely for what you did for me today.

International Standard Version
For who would find his enemy and then send him away safely? May the LORD repay you for what you have done for me today.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that which thou hast done unto me this day.

Literal Standard Version
and that a man finds his enemy, and has sent him away in a good manner; and YHWH repays you good for that which you did to me this day.

NET Bible
Now if a man finds his enemy, does he send him on his way in good shape? May the LORD repay you with good this day for what you have done to me.

New Heart English Bible
For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away unharmed? Therefore may the LORD reward you good for that which you have done this day.

World English Bible
For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away unharmed? Therefore may Yahweh reward you good for that which you have done to me this day.

Young's Literal Translation
and that a man doth find his enemy, and hath sent him away in a good manner; and Jehovah doth repay thee good for that which thou didst to me this day.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Oath to Saul
18And you have shown this day how well you have dealt with me; for when the LORD delivered me into your hand, you did not kill me. 19When a man finds his enemy, does he let him go away unharmed? May the LORD reward you with good for what you have done for me this day. 20Now I know for sure that you will be king, and that the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hands.…

Cross References
Ruth 2:12
May the LORD repay your work, and may you receive a rich reward from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have taken refuge."

1 Samuel 23:17
saying, "Do not be afraid, for my father Saul will never lay a hand on you. And you will be king over Israel, and I will be your second-in-command. Even my father Saul knows this is true."

1 Samuel 26:23
May the LORD repay every man for his righteousness and faithfulness. For the LORD delivered you into my hand today, but I would not stretch out my hand against the LORD's anointed.

1 Samuel 26:25
Saul said to him, "May you be blessed, David my son. You will accomplish great things and will surely prevail." So David went on his way, and Saul returned home.

Psalm 18:20
The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; He has repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands.


Treasury of Scripture

For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? why the LORD reward you good for that you have done to me this day.

the Lord

1 Samuel 23:21
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me.

1 Samuel 26:25
Then Saul said to David, Blessed be thou, my son David: thou shalt both do great things, and also shalt still prevail. So David went on his way, and Saul returned to his place.

Judges 17:2
And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son.









Verse 19. - Will he let him go well away? Hebrew, "will he let him go on a good way?" i.e. will he let him go on his way in peace, unhurt? As David, nevertheless, had let his enemy go unharmed, Saul, touched momentarily by his generosity, prays that Jehovah will reward him for what he had done.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When
וְכִֽי־ (wə·ḵî-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

a man
אִישׁ֙ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

finds
יִמְצָ֥א (yim·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

his enemy,
אֹ֣יְב֔וֹ (’ō·yə·ḇōw)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 341: Hating, an adversary

does he let him go
וְשִׁלְּח֖וֹ (wə·šil·lə·ḥōw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

away
בְּדֶ֣רֶךְ (bə·ḏe·reḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

unharmed?
טוֹבָ֑ה (ṭō·w·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

May the LORD
וַֽיהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

reward you
יְשַׁלֶּמְךָ֣ (yə·šal·lem·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

with good
טוֹבָ֔ה (ṭō·w·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

for
תַּ֚חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

what
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you have done
עָשִׂ֖יתָה (‘ā·śî·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

for me
לִֽי׃ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

this
הַזֶּ֔ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

day.
הַיּ֣וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day


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